"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, April 3, 2010

i pitty the fool!

when you're 2.

sis. beck & elder ballard are my fav's so far.
of course, no big suprise with their topics being on women and motherhood.
we're halfway through our dvr of the first session.
i think we're going to get behind.
but i like being able to watch off and on.
what did i do before dvr???
i pitty the fool!
and the fool was me, lol.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

respectably naked.

this morning max left the house looking respectable.
we were off to pick up MAMA C from the airport.
in the the onesie she bought for little miss.
go me for planning that so well.
but when you're 8 weeks old and your mom doesn't bring an extra outift in the diaper bag,
you end up coming home like this:
maybe i should throw a onesie in my bag for next time.
it was quite entertaining this way.
still, i can't tempt fate twice.
don't ask me how the tights were spared.
i still have no idea.
in other news...
i saw 4 different types of snow on the way home from the airport.
i must note that on the way TO the airport it was sunny, and the roads were wet like rain.
blizzard and 4-wheel drive 20 minutes later on the way back.
crazy groundhog.

reduce, reuse, recycle???

throw it out like breastmilk once they've eaten off of it?
or save it for the next morning?
b/c breastmilk was free,
but cow's milk is not.
are we dealing with the same bacteria issues?
i've been throwing it out.
but i didn't last night.
i just couldn't bring myself to do it after he'd only taken two sips before bed.
only when they're sick?
what about the starving children in africa!!??
see my dilema?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

tutu me shower

tonight, brennan taught me how the shower works.
he stuck his dimpled cabbage patch fingers up the tub faucet,
and i sat there watching the shower pully thing go up and down, up and down.
and then it hit me.
i'm an idiot.
or at least, i'm a product of the 21st century who has mostly never cared to think about how things work.
the convenience of things.
like simple machines in showers.
like how that little nossel probably blocks off the water pipe to the tub, sending it up the pipe to the shower spout and out at me.
why have i not thought of this before?
seriously, it's ridiculous that i was feeling as if this were some sort of life changing moment.
but that was exactly the reaction i had.
like some sort of super nova had just exploded in my brain.
sitting with my legs crossed, hunched over the tub, blowing bubbles at my 2 yr old in the bath.
in other news...
i'm officially in love.
funny how it takes time.

i love the look in her eyes.
it takes my breath away.
i hope she will learn quickly what an amazing little woman she is.
and not be afraid to let it all shine.
these eyes are nice too:-)
mercy, i'm a sucker for that blue, striped shirt.
big thanks to grandma sandie (gram) for the tutu outfit.
all of my dress up dreams have come true, lol.


my neighbor is my mechanic.
i've always been leery of mechanics.
those jiffy lube guys always look at me like their going to take me for the entire farm.
they hand me the sheet of things that need to be done, telling me it's necessary i fix items a, b, and c.
i have no idea.
at first i had them fix it all.
this was when my parents were still paying for my life.
then i had them fix some.
this was before we had kids and we both had jobs.
and a savings account with no real budget.
although, i still think we should have had a budget.
everyone needs a budget.
other wise you turn out like paris hilton.
then i had them only change the oil and asked sean what we really needed done.
now, i call john.
not only is he honest, but he gives better customer service than nordstrom's.
my car battery broke.
died (like REALLY died) 3 weeks ago.
he installed a new one in my driveway.
in the pouring rain.
my car needs an oil change this morning and the registration inspections completed.
he's sending a driver to come pick up my car.
"leave the keys under the mat."
that's what he said.
changing my oil.
doing the tests.
and sending my car back.
this can't be for real.
when i ask him why he's so great?
"you don't want to take 2 kids to the shop."
no, i don't.
but is this for real?
yes my friends, it is.
so if you live in the salt lake valley, i can't promise the drive up service.
but i can promise you'll get the best price and honest service for your cars.
he tells me all of the tricks other mechanics use to steal your money.
don't risk it folks!
call john at RAY'S.
b/c a good mechanic is like a good OB.
priceless, lol.
in other news...

i don't usually wash them.
but then i read this on the label.
i don't know what sulfur dioxide is.
but i do know what fungicide is.
and it doesn't sound like i want sulfur dioxide on my grapes.
but i may be wrong.
i washed them anyway.

Monday, March 29, 2010


"give me peanut butter, or give me death!"
you can quote me on that one.
Shakespeare would be so proud.
really though, my day just doesn't work without it.
in any form.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

"mommy high"

because i used to be a teacher.
i think i still am;-)
and it feels really good.
to do a little.
not all.
but a little.
feels really good.
like a little "mommy high."
do toddler school, not drugs.